Unique suspension wheel may be the answer for ebikes

Toynut

Member
i saw this wheel being demonstrated by an Israeli company who first designed it for wheelchairs. They have since designed it for bikes , including a hub motor incorporated ebike they had brought with them, and future plans for automotive applications. Some of the wheels were pneumatic and some had puncture proof solid tires, all were still remarkably light, especially the carbon fiber versions.
This might also be a great marriage with the suspension-less Stromer.

http://softwheel.technology
 

Cameron Newland

Well-Known Member
i saw this wheel being demonstrated by an Israeli company who first designed it for wheelchairs. They have since designed it for bikes , including a hub motor incorporated ebike they had brought with them, and future plans for automotive applications. Some of the wheels were pneumatic and some had puncture proof solid tires, all were still remarkably light, especially the carbon fiber versions.
This might also be a great marriage with the suspension-less Stromer.

http://softwheel.technology

That is insane!

Looks like a technology that might actually work!

The only problem with it is that it increases the weight of the wheel significantly, which may severely affect performance/acceleration. I added tire liners to my 700x47C tires to deal with all the flat tires I was getting, and the addition of that weight out there at the edge of the wheel really slowed my ebike's acceleration. These wheels could have a similar effect.